Detroit Tigers: 3 free agents who could still help the team in 2023
INF Edwin Rios
I advocated for Rios way back in November. He seemed like a low-risk, high-reward signing that could pay dividends in the long run for the Detroit Tigers. He is still out there, and at this point, they could even ink him to a minor league deal.
Rios is a former decent prospect for the Dodgers. His best season was probably the COVID year in 2020, where he had a 143 wRC+ and eight home runs in 32 games.
Rios has some serious power and decent plate discipline, but strikes out a lot and has trouble staying healthy. He's primarily played third base, but kind of seems like a man without a position.
Rios would still be a nice low-risk signing for the team. They could give him an invite to spring training, and if he does well, great. If not, they can either cut him or stash him in Toledo. He's 28 years old, so they really don't have much to lose.